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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:29 am

Original Sin is as at least as good as any of the AD&D classics, but I still have trouble getting into for the hilariously petty reason that I can't balance both being happy with my choices as a player, and representing two different character's personalities earnestly.
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Postby Thad » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:38 am

I've heard it's better with two players (though perfectly serviceable with just one). I hadn't thought about dialogue trees and plot decisions as a reason why, but now that I think about it it makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby mharr » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:13 pm

The Original Sin games, multiplayer, are the closest videogames have ever come to the feel of actual tabletop D&D sessions with your mates. Unfortunately, they also replicate the thing where adulthood makes consistent group timetables impossible to arrange and you never finish a damned campaign.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 pm

Got this from some nerd named Gamera or something who I figured would've posted it here, too.

Satellite Reign (steam) free on Humble Store
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby mharr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:05 pm

http://store.steampowered.com/app/23205 ... oken_World

Free to keep on Steam until Sunday, some flavor of HoMM alike.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Fri May 04, 2018 9:37 pm

May the Fourth sales.

Hey, KotOR 2 for $3.39, and now it runs on Linux* and it's got that mod that turns it into a finished game.

* if you buy from Steam. GOG only has the Windows version. Oh, GOG, I want to love you, why must you make it so hard?

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby mharr » Mon May 14, 2018 11:31 am

And again with the Steam permafreebies:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/4391 ... Destinies/

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Mon May 14, 2018 11:33 am

That may still be too much for that game.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Mongrel » Mon May 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Weird... Good game or bad, it still shows up as a $20 game for me.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Mon May 14, 2018 2:32 pm

Thad wrote:May the Fourth sales.

Hey, KotOR 2 for $3.39, and now it runs on Linux* and it's got that mod that turns it into a finishable game.


I had it in my steam library from some bundle of old and gave it another go with this knowledge. It fixes a lot of game breaking bugs, but if kotor 2 dropped with all the features of the mod built in, it still wouldn't have been a finished game.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Mongrel » Mon May 14, 2018 2:42 pm

That's the one that adds the robot planet and the HK factory back in right?

I found the robot planet really kind of barebones and lacking. I mean it was nice to have another planet because only being to visit five planets in a Star Wars RPG always felt stupid, but it wasn't as big a deal as it was made out to be.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Mon May 14, 2018 3:11 pm

It doesn't add the robot planet back because they felt there wasn't enough content. There's a standalone that does I didn't use. It did add the HK factory back, but that was the worst of the companion only missions. They're all just tests if you brought enough of the best stims and shields, but the factory triggers after two other plot triggers you have no control over, so if you didn't happen to go item shopping and weapon upgrading beforehand you could lose hours of progress to restore a save (can't leave the factory once it starts).

Mainly its about fixing things like security doors not unlocking or triggers not firing, making long stretches of the game unbeatable without console commands.

Also stories seems to have stopped being free yesterday, but it's like a store-bought assassin's creed combat system used to prop up a poorly written story that thinks it's very clever.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Mongrel » Mon May 14, 2018 3:19 pm

beatbandito wrote:It doesn't add the robot planet back because they felt there wasn't enough content. There's a standalone that does I didn't use. It did add the HK factory back, but that was the worst of the companion only missions. They're all just tests if you brought enough of the best stims and shields, but the factory triggers after two other plot triggers you have no control over, so if you didn't happen to go item shopping and weapon upgrading beforehand you could lose hours of progress to restore a save (can't leave the factory once it starts).

Mainly its about fixing things like security doors bot unlocking or triggers not firing, making long stretches of the game unbeatable without console commands.

Also stories seems to have stopped being free yesterday, but it's like a store-bought assassin's creed combat system used to prop up a poorly written story that thinks it's very clever.

Oh man, yeah... I remember dying once in the HK factory towards the end and being super pissed about it for exactly that reason.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Wed May 23, 2018 11:07 pm

Unreal Gold is currently free on GOG and Steam.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Fri May 25, 2018 12:05 am

Hacknet Deluxe free on Humble

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 am

GOG Summer Sale is on. Xenonauts is currently free.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:59 am

GOG Summer Sale continues; Ziggurat is currently free.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Esperath » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:47 pm

Month of free games with Twitch Prime - added to your library forever but you need to claim the offer during the appropriate period.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby beatbandito » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:31 pm

Tyranny is free on Twitch Prime today and I think is good enough to cost 'installing the dumb twitch thing' if you already have prime.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby TA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 pm

beatbandito wrote:Tyranny is free on Twitch Prime today and I think is good enough to cost 'installing the dumb twitch thing' if you already have prime.




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